The Ultimate App Development Guide

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Today, having a well-designed and perfectly developed app is crucial for business success. The world is going mobile and you have to keep up to grow and prosper. 

A well-structured app can boost your engagement, create a closer connection with your customers, and increase customer loyalty which will lead to recurring sales.

Building an app isn’t an easy task but let our app development guide “walk” you through the most important steps.

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Step 1. Architecture

Creating an architecture for your App is like building a strong foundation for a house. App architecture is the first step in the Design process that helps to ensure the App meets requirements & functions as you imagined it.

An App’s Architecture typically includes a high-level design of your app’s features & functionality. It can also include information on the technologies and tools needed to build your app, as well as a timeline for development.

At MessApps, we understand the importance of creating a solid Architecture for your app. That’s why we provide two rounds of revisions as well as guidance and support throughout the Architecture phase to help you make the right decisions for your App.

Step 2. Bringing Your App to Life: Wireframing

Wireframes are the visual representation of your App’s layout and functionality. They help you identify and get rid of inconsistencies and issues early on.

At MessApps, we understand the importance of Wireframes in the App Development process. Our Award-Winning Team of Designers, Project Managers, Developers & QA Engineers can guide you through the wireframing process to ensure your App is designed to perfection.

Step 3. UI/UX Design: Creating an Engaging User Experience

UI/UX Design is all about creating an app that is visually appealing, easy to use, and engaging for your target audience. By investing in this stage, you can ensure that your app meets the needs of your users and stands out in the crowded app marketplace.

At MessApps, we take UI/UX Design seriously. Our top-ranked award-winning Team of experts will work with you to create a design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, helping your App to stand out in the crowded App marketplace.

Step 4. Handover Week: Setting Your App Development Up for Success

After the Design stage has been completed, polished & approved, our Designer creates the so-called “Guide” – a detailed explanation of features, the logic of navigation to/from each screen, the project’s asset library, style sheet with color palette, typography & dimensions, and animations. Once the Guide is complete, it is now the time to hand over the project to the Development Team.

Handover Week is the initial stage of the App Development process and ensures alignment on Scope and Project Requirements. Handover minimizes the risk of errors & delays & improves communication between all Team Members. During Handover Week, the App Development Team and Quality Assurance Engineers review the Guide, ask clarifying questions to Project Managers & Designers, identify potential issues that may need addressing, and estimate time to complete each feature within the scope & set priorities to ensure steady progress.

As a result of the Handover Week, a detailed Sprint Schedule is created for the entire app development stage. Tasks are efficiently assigned to your team of Frontend & Backend Developers, & key milestones & features are achieved during each Sprint; with new Builds of the product being released for QA Testing typically every two weeks.

Step 5. App Development

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App development is the stage where your app comes to life. It involves coding, integrating features, and building functionality based on the architecture, wireframes, and UI/UX design created in the previous stages. At this step, the development team, project managers and designers work closely to ensure that your app is meeting requirements and specifications.

At MessApps, we follow agile app development methodologies to ensure efficient and collaborative development. Our team of experienced developers utilizes the latest technologies and frameworks to create high-quality and scalable mobile and web apps. We also conduct regular code reviews and testing to maintain code quality and identify any issues early on.

Step 6. Q&A Testing

QA Testing is a crucial step in the app design and development process. It is all about rigorous testing of the app’s functionality and usability, checking performance and compatibility with different devices and platforms. The QA team puts the app through various test scenarios and identifies and reports any bugs or issues to the development team.

At MessApps, we have a dedicated team of QA engineers who use automated and manual testing techniques to ensure the app meets the highest quality standards. We perform all the tests to ensure a bug-free and seamless user experience: user experience testing, performance testing, functional testing, security testing, and compatibility testing.

Step 7. App Launch

App Launch is one of the final steps of the process. At this point, your app is ready to go public. To complete it, you need to submit the app to the respective app stores (App Store and/or Google Play Store) and set it available for downloads. 

Another important part of the app launch is app marketing: creating a bulletproof app description, choosing the right keywords, and promoting the app across multiple channels.

At MessApps, we guide your clients through the process of app store submission – we share all the requirements and best practices so your app doesn’t get rejected. We also offer app store optimization (ASO) services to help your app rank higher in search results and attract more organic downloads.

Step 8. Support/Maintenance

Support/Maintenance is an ongoing process that ensures your app runs smoothly and remains up-to-date. It involves monitoring the app’s performance, fixing any bugs or issues that may arise, and implementing updates and enhancements based on user feedback and market trends.

At MessApps, we provide comprehensive support and maintenance services to ensure the long-term success of your app. Our team of dedicated support engineers is available to address any technical issues and provide timely updates and enhancements to keep your app competitive in the ever-evolving app marketplace.

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